Animal Instincts


by Tuna

Animal Instincts is a softcore sex film starring Shannon Whirry.

As the film begins, Shannon is being interviewed and we learn her story along with the interviewer.  She was newly married to a cop who was slacking off in the bedroom in an effort to support her in the manner he wanted her to become accustomed. She just wanted to get laid. Then he had a revelation at the station when he saw a fellow cop screwing a prostitute in a jail cell, and discovered that he liked watching. He got another chance when he returned home unexpectedly and caught Shannon with the cable TV guy. He was turned on and she enjoyed the experience, so the two hit on a perfect way to solve her sexual needs and his financial needs at the same time. They took out an ad, intending to charge clients to have sex with her while he would watch and tape. Everyone was satisfied with the arrangement until a strip club manager discovered what they were up to. He was the target of an hypocritical mayoral candidate and tried to force Shannon and her hubby to get damaging footage of the mayoral candidate, a horn dog.

The framing device with the interviewer forces a great deal of voice-over narration into the exposition, and I do not especially like narration in a film, but at least this has major plot content for the softcore genre, and Shannon is clearly worth watching, both nude and in lingerie, so the European unrated version is worth a watch for genre lovers. The American unrated version and the abominable R-rated version are to be avoided.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


With the additional nudity in the European version, this is a very solid softcore offering. Any other version should be avoided.


  • Shannon Whirry shows everything.
  • Delia Sheppard, as one of her customers, shows breasts
  • Numerous unknowns show breasts and buns.


No major reviews online.



Non-theatrical film


2.8 IMDB summary (of 10)

It is hard to tell what they are voting on, however. It was long available on VHS and DVD in R and less complete unrated versions. The R-rated version is a bad movie with virtually no nudity, so the low score would be justified in that case.

Animal Instincts - Uncut, Unrated

This uncut, unrated release comes from the Netherlands (Region 2 PAL) in English, and it contains an additional eight minutes of nudity not found in the earlier "unrated" version released in the USA. It is also a far superior transfer. Since the US version is not only inferior but also now out-of-print and rare, selling for nearly $100 at Amazon marketplace, the Dutch DVD is the correct choice in every way if you are interested in this film.